Canadian Rockies Public Schools

2016-17

The staff of the Canadian Rockies Public Schools is committed to providing meaningful information to parents/guardian/caregivers and students in relation to the student's school experience.  One part of the communication process between home and school involves the four formal reporting periods that will take place throughout the year.  These four periods consist of:

  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - October 26, 27 and 28, 2015
  • Written Report- January 2017
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - March 15, 16 and 17, 2017
  • Written Report - June 2017

Over the past several years the district has formed a committee to review and develop a district wide report for grades Kindergarten to Grade Six.  The new report card was introduced last year during the 2015-16 school year. Feedback from parents and staff was valuable in making adjustments to the grade Kindergarten to Grade Six report card for the current school year.

During the 2015-16 school year, LGMS piloted an outcomes based report card for grades 7 and 8.  This pilot report card has been revised and will be used throughout the 2016-17 school year by all three of our schools with these grade level students.  We are seeking community, staff and student feedback on the revised  Grade 7 and 8 report card to inform changes that may be needed in the upcoming school year.  

 

2015-16

The staff of the Canadian Rockies Public Schools is committed to providing meaningful information to parents/guardian/caregivers and students in relation to the student's school experience.  One part of the communication process between home and school involves the four formal reporting periods that will take place throughout the year.  These four periods consist of:

  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - October 21, 22 and 23, 2015
  • Written Report- January 2016
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - March 9, 10 and 11, 2016
  • Written Report - June 2016

Over the course of the past couple years a committee was formed to review reporting practices.  During the 2014-15 school year the committee consulted with other school districts in Alberta who were engaged in report card redesign.  Armed with several years of review of reporting practices and the work being completed in other Alberta districts, the committee redesigned the Grade Kindergarten to Grade Six report cards.  The redesigned report cards are outcomes-based.  Based on multiple sources of data, the reports will provide a detailed overview of student progress in relation to academic outcomes and learner attributes.  To help parents become familiar with the new design we have created a Parent Handbook.  We will continue to update the handbook throughout the school year.   

We will be collecting parent feedback throughout the year on the  redesigned report card and the supporting documentation such as the Parent handbook.    

For the 2015-16 year we will be piloting district wide a redesigned report card for Grade Kindergarten to Grade 6.  LGMS will be piloting a redesigned report card for Grades 7 and 8.  All schools will be using the new Progress and Goal Development Form during the October and March Parent/Guardian/Student/Teacher Conference.  

Feedback form parents/guardians/caregivers, staff and students will be used to make further revisions for the 2016-17 school year.

Reporting Period 1

We have now completed our first formal reporting period for the 2015-16 school year.  We would appreciate hearing your feedback on the changes that we have made, such as the use of the Progress and Goal Development Form.  Please click on the link to our feedback form to provide us with your thoughts.  We will keep this form open until November 12, 2015. We want to thank you in advance for your valuable input.   As noted above we will be collecting feedback after each of our four reporting periods.  

Reporting Period 2

The second reporting period will be completed on January 29, 2016.  On this day report cards will be available online and in hard copy.  The redesigned report card for grades K-6 and Grades 7-8 at LGMS will be outcomes based.  The report card should update parents and students on the learning outcomes for the various courses and the progress that the individual student is making in relation to each of the outcomes..  The report card will also outline learner attributes that contribute to the success of the student and the student's demonstration of the attributes.  We are very interested in receiving feedback on the report card redesign and its effectiveness for teachers, parents and students.  You can access the feedback form by clicking on the feedback form link.  We will leave the form open until February 15, 2016.

 

Reporting Period #3

Our third reporting period will end with Parent/Teacher/Student conferences which will take place on March 9, 10 and 11.  Teachers will be using the Progress and Goal Development 2015-2016 sheet, similar to the one they used at the end of the first reporting period.  The conferences will focus on the student goal that was established during the first reporting period, student progress to date and what goal would help them as they enter the last quarter of the school year.  We appreciate your feedback in relation to the reporting periods and the forms and reports that have been used this year to highlight student progress.  The feedback form will remain open from March 9 until March 24.  thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us.  

Reporting Period #4

Our fourth and final reporting period will conclude with the year end report card.  We appreciate your feedback in relation to the reporting periods and the forms and reports that have been used this year to highlight student progress.  The feedback form for our final reporting period will remain open from June 21 to July 7.  Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us.  

Thank-you

Thank-you for the feedback you have provided throughout the 2015-16 school year.    We look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflections as we continue to work on report card redesign for grades K-8 in the 2016-17 school year.